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Ultra Marathon Training Guides to help you be a better Ultra Runner

 

10-Jul-18

Race to your potential and execute your best ultra

By James Eacott

The best predictor of how well you might perform at your next ultra is your training. We believe – rightly so, to an extent – that the better we train the better we’ll perform. Indeed, the amount of work you put in generally equals what you get on race day.

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06-Jun-18

How to run - Part 1

By Alice Morrison

What is this article doing on RunUltra as the home of the ultra athlete, compendium of the experienced and dazzling distance runner, community of the genetically blessed, you may ask?

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16-May-18

The Goldilocks Protocol

By Andy Mouncey

If the title has you scratching your head, then you either need to rummage through your grandparents’ book collection – old things with quaint paper pages, remember? – or worship at the altar of the search engine under ‘Nineteenth century fairy tales / Goldilocks and the Three Bears.’

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01-May-18

Ultranoia – how to cope in final lead-up to race day

By James Eacott

The term ‘Maranoia’ has been bandied around for a few years now. Used to describe the feeling of lack of preparation leading into a marathon, it’s a very real condition. Did I do the right training? Have I eaten properly? Did I buy the right kit? Will my feet hold up?

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09-Apr-18

Energy Depletion: At The Heart Of Every DNF?

By Andy Mouncey

All roads from a state of energy depletion can ultimately lead to a DNF, and even if this is not the primary cause, I put it to you that it is likely to be up there as a major contributing factor.

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03-Apr-18

7 schoolboy mistakes to avoid at your first ultra

By James Eacott

Us hardy ultra runners don’t really have an “off-season” but for all intents and purposes, the ultra racing season is about to kick off in the Northern Hemisphere. The first timers amongst us, particularly, will be counting and nervously recounting the number of weeks left until D-Day.

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22-Mar-18

A Hard-Complex training session plan

By Andy Mouncey

An appetite and ability to embrace something challenging and do it well over and over again while continually balancing your input against the output needed for the task, is a fundamental requirement of success at this silly long distance stuff.

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26-Sep-17

The psychological profile of ultra success

By Sarah Cooke

There is an increasingly large body of research exploring personality traits associated with sporting success and with endurance performance. This research can help us to understand what makes the successful athlete tick, but it may be frustrating for an aspiring ultra runner who may, or may not, possess these seemingly desirable traits.

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02-May-17

How to Push Yourself to Run Faster and Further

By Cassie Phillips

Most people think of running as purely a physical sport. However, any runner will tell you this isn’t true; there are several mental barriers you have to overcome as a runner to get the most from your efforts and to hit your running goals. The first hurdle is getting ready and out the door for a running session.

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07-Mar-17

How to achieve your running goals

By Sarah Cooke

We all approach our goals differently and we all respond to setbacks in different ways. Add in the fact that running itself serves different functions for different people and how do you offer useful advice on achieving running goals that will meet the needs of such a varied readership?

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